It's true... but again, suckers pay retail. Shit, I got a CAAD9 fully decked out with Dura-Ace components for $1000... Then I sold it two years later for $1000. Win.Back to the lecture at hand - Shimano 105 stuff will likely be out of your price range though. Meh. Get what you want. Better to get something to go pedal on that sitting on your ass looking at pictures of bikes trying to figure out what to get.
I scoured ebay for a couple months. :factopcorn:opcorn:
That's a killer deal on the CAAD9. Where'd you pick it up that cheap?
Anyone bought these chinese knock off fairings before?
You get what you pay for.
If there's any options get you up to Shimano 105 drive train, but possibly ditch disk brakes or shifter, I would seriously check them out. Not qutie sure what the appeal of disk brakes are. Regular bike brakes are essentially disk brakes, you're just using the rim as your rotor. Unless you're spending beaucoup bucks and getting a hydraulic setup, I would think it's going to feel pretty much the same.